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Extra days on street mean more time in prison for federal felon

November 13, 2018

HARTFORD-A few extra days on the street could mean some extra years behind bars for a Guilford man.

That’s because Brian Page pleaded guilty Tuesday to failing to live up to his agreement to surrender to a federal correctional institution last year and begin serving his prison term. The charge carries a maximum 10-sentence which must be served consecutively to the 97-month term he received from Thompson on Oct. 17, 2017.

That sentence stemmed from Page’s guilty plea for participating in a scheme to distribute oxycodone obtained by using fraudulent prescriptions. Thompson allowed Page to remain free on $200,000 bond with the stipulation that he begin serving his term on Nov. 17, 2917. However, Page never appeared at the federal correctional institution in Fort Dix, N.J.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Service located and arrested Page at a hotel in Branford on Dec. 7, 2017. He has been in custody since.

Thompson ordered Page returned to his courtroom Feb. 5 for sentencing on the failure to surrender charge.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jocelyn Courtney Kaoutzanis and Anthony E. Kaplan.

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